The Birth Center offers doula services for those planning to deliver at The Birth Center, local hospitals, or at home.

What is a Birth Doula?

Would a Birth Doula be right for me?



“A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a motherbefore, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.”
~ DONA International

The Birth Center doulas follow the philosophies and standards of The Birth Center. At The Birth Center, we are about choices. That looks different for everyone. For some, a birth center is an ideal place to give birth, while for others it may be at the hospital or even at home. We want to support each woman in whatever she feels is best for her and her family. Our doulas are advocates and can help provide information, but are always respectful and non-judgmental of a mother’s choices.

Our doulas are there to help encourage you as you navigate your labor. She is there to serve you throughout your labor whether that is just her presence, hands-on physical support, helping your partner support you, or words of encouragement. Every mother has different needs and the doula is there to support mom in whichever way is best for mom. Doulas are for the first time mom or a mom having subsequent babies whether it be her second or sixth!

Benefits of having a Birth Doula?


Studies have found women to have a decreased risk of cesarean section, shorter labors, less use of epidurals, less use of Pitocin, and increased satisfaction in women with a doula.

Guaranteed one on one support during labor and birth. For moms planning to deliver at TBC, this includes support in the case of a transfer to the hospital.

But I have a midwife! Doulas and midwives work as a team to support you emotionally and physically. The doula is able to completely focus on supporting you even at times when the midwife is focusing on tasks and support related to you and your baby’s clinical well-being.

What is Included?


Prenatal Visit(s) and Support

Meet the doula to discuss your individual questions, concerns, and preferences. You will review your birth plan for your upcoming labor and birth! One is required and additional are optional. You can also reach out to the doula throughout your pregnancy as needed.

Labor and Delivery Doula Services

Doulas will be on call and ready to support a mama in labor 24/7. When you are in active labor, the doula will meet you where you are planning to deliver. The doula will be with you throughout your labor, delivery, and two hours postpartum.

Postpartum Visit

Clients will also receive a postpartum visit from a doula about 5 days after delivery. You will have the chance to talk to the doulas about your birth, sleep, feeding, and any other questions, concerns, or worries.

Our Program

When you sign up with our program, you have the option of choosing one designated doula or participating in our group (shared call schedule) program. You can interview doulas and select a doula of your choice if you choose the private doula option.

Our Birth Doula Program Options


Private Doula


With our private doula program, you have the option to choose a doula that will be with you from the prenatal period through the postpartum period. She will be available each day and will meet you in labor.

The cost of the entire program for a private doula is $1200.

Group Doula


With our group doula option, the doulas share a call schedule and are each on-call for 24 hour periods. 

The cost of the program for the group doula option is $750.

Postpartum Doula Services


The fourth trimester is the tender, incredible time after a baby is born, when families benefit
from extra care and support. A lot of monumental shifts happen during that fourth trimester!
From woman to mother, man to father … from parents of one to parents of two or more.
“The postpartum doula is there to support families as they move into their new roles.”

– DONA International

What is a Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas provide evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery for mom, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. Research shows that moms, dads, and babies have an easier time during this transitional period if a good support team is in place.

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula offers many services to her clients, but her main goals are to help mom and nurture the entire family as they transition into life with a newborn. Postpartum doulas help mom and dad feel more confident in their roles, share education on family adjustment, and tend to the unique needs of a new mother. A postpartum doula eases the stress and worry of navigating the fourth trimester and beyond.

What is Included?


Your postpartum doula will make your life easier by providing physical, emotional, and
informational support. Physical support includes running you a relaxing bath, making sure you
have food and drink, offering massages, and setting up convenient changing stations around
your house. The postpartum doula provides hands-on breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
support, as well as pain relief for the new mom. 

Your postpartum doula will teach you how to bathe, change, swaddle, and soothe your baby.
She will care for your baby while you take a bath, run errands, or take a much-needed nap. She
will do light housekeeping, including meal prep, laundry, and other chores. Your postpartum
doula is also there to care for your other children while you rest or tend to your newborn.

Our Postpartum Doulas provide emotional support. She will lend a nonjudgmental ear for
you to express your fears and concerns. She will answer any questions you may have regarding
newborn care or care for yourself. Your postpartum doula can also point you towards the right
postpartum support group or resources if you need additional help.

Pricing for postpartum doula services


The initial cost for our postpartum doula services is $120 for a three-hour package. After the
initial three hours, your postpartum doula can provide additional assistance customized to
meet your specific needs, at a cost of $40 an hour.

For more information, to arrange a meeting with our postpartum doula, or to reserve
postpartum doula services, please call us at 302-658-2229 or email us at

Birth Doula?

     The Birth Center Doulas


Click here to learn more about each of our doulas. Email to inquire about meeting or interviewing a doula before signing up